I agree with Decius. Do you have a wiki account, so you can post your own edit under your own name?

I don't have a wiki account, and I don't feel the need to retain credit.

I might clean it up a bit if I was putting it out for summary rather than for discussion:

'Don't lie or use other black arts to convince others to believe what you believe, because...'

I'm not sure if using this line to convince others that lies are immoral is hypocrisy, meta-hypocrisy, or both. The statement itself is purely rationalist pragmatism.

[SEQ RERUN] Protected From Myself

by MinibearRex 1 min read27th Sep 201211 comments


Today's post, Protected From Myself was originally published on 19 October 2008. A summary (taken from the LW wiki):


Ethics can protect you from your own mistakes, especially when your mistakes are about really fundamental things.

Discuss the post here (rather than in the comments to the original post).

This post is part of the Rerunning the Sequences series, where we'll be going through Eliezer Yudkowsky's old posts in order so that people who are interested can (re-)read and discuss them. The previous post was Dark Side Epistemology, and you can use the sequence_reruns tag or rss feed to follow the rest of the series.

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